Post Gopala Gopala we barely saw Venkatesh on screen almost for an year. Last year he did not sign any movie. The actor has been seen on screen for thirty years. He says that he wanted to slow down and wanted to be on screen occasionally.
It was then that director Maruthi came with the film Babu Bangaram to him. Venkatesh liked the script so much that he changed his mind. He made a new decision then that he will continue to act and probably will slow down once his son Arjun gets into this field. 55 year old Venky debuted into Tollywood with Kaliyuga Pandavulu in 1986. Today he is still one of the most sought after actor in Telugu cinema.